Examine the Puerto Rico .02 BAC Law for Motorcycle Riders

In 2007, Puerto Rico passed a law that lowered the per se level for motorcycle riders to .02 g/dL. Puerto Rico's law also contains numerous other provisions for motorcycle safety, which concern wearing protective and reflective gear, headlight and taillight usage, the ages of motorcycle riders and passengers, riding in the same lane as other vehicles, riding on expressways, and motorcycle rider training and licensing. The goal of this study is to examine this new law for motorcyclists in Puerto Rico, with an emphasis on the lowered blood alcohol content (BAC) limit.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See "Traffic Tech: Examination of Changes to the Motorcycle Law In Puerto Rico" (DOT HS 812 399, April 2017) and "Changes to Puerto Rico’s Motorcycle Rider Law" (DOT HS 812 397, April 2017).


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $273471.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Wochinger, Kathryn

  • Performing Organizations:

    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation

    11720 Beltsville Drive, Ste 900
    Calverton, MD  United States  20705-3111
  • Start Date: 20100527
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170400
  • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
  • Subprogram: Alcohol Impaired Driving
  • Subprogram: Motorcycle Safety
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31018

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01490711
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-06-D-00035
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 29 2013 1:02AM